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Will there be a Success in Comics DVD release?

I received word from Bill Kellogg, the marketing/sales guy for Tundra, about whether the Success in Comics seminar will be released to DVD. After discussing the issue with Chad Carpenter, the strip’s creator and co-host of the event, they decided they are not going to make the video available. In his own words, The primary […]

Posted on: Oct 1, 2009,  Section: Gatherings, Self Syndication, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 70 Comments

Regarding the notes I’ve posted of the Success in Comics weekend

I debated how much information from the seminar to share with my readers who didn’t attend. I took extensive notes filling seven full, single space, typed pages. It seems unfair to those who ponied up the $350, plus travel and hotel expenses to find out a good portion of it was available to those who […]

Posted on: Sep 28, 2009,  Section: Gatherings, Self Syndication, Comments: 24 Comments

My review of the Success in Comics weekend

This last weekend was the Success in Comics seminar hosted by Chad Carpenter and Bill Kellogg, the cartoonist and sales guy for the Tundra comics strip. The idea for this seminar was hatched over a year ago after many cartoonist approached Bill asking him how he was able to get Tundra into so many papers […]

Posted on: Sep 28, 2009,  Section: Gatherings, Self Syndication, Comments: 8 Comments

Success in Comics seminar notes: Howard Tayler

Howard Tayler, the creator of The Schlock Mercenary was the last speaker and the lone representative of the webcomic free model. Howard stayed clear of openly advocating the free webcomic market instead talked about the ideas and concepts that he learned over the years that have enhanced his ability to provide a living based solely […]

Posted on: Sep 27, 2009,  Section: Self Syndication, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Success in Comics seminar notes: Keith Knight

Keith Knight, a prolific cartoonist doing three cartoons, The Knight Life syndicated through United Media, and self syndicated (th)ink and The K Chronicles. The K Chronicles was a college comic that was eventually picked up by the San Francisco Weekly and San Francisco Chronicle. He began self-syndicating the strip to other daily papers. During his […]

Posted on: Sep 27, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Self Syndication, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 1 Comment

Success in Comics seminar notes: Andrew Feinstein

Andrew Feinstein, co-creator of Girls and Sports was the second speaker of the day here at the Success in Comics seminar. Andrew and Justin Borus started the comic strip while in college and self syndicated to other about 80 universities papers before they attempted self syndication to dailies. They set a goal back in 2004 […]

Posted on: Sep 27, 2009,  Section: Animation, Books, Creators, Self Syndication, Syndicates, Comments: 2 Comments

Success in Comics seminar notes: Daryl Cagle

Daryl Cagle was the first speaker on the second day of the Success in Comics seminar here in Las Vegas. Daryl runs the highly popular Cagle.com website, built his own syndicate Cagle Cartoons, Inc which syndicates comics and columns to over 700 newspapers in North and Latin America. He is also past president of the […]

Posted on: Sep 27, 2009,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Self Syndication, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 1 Comment

Success in Comics seminar notes: Cam Millward

Cam Millward was the final speaker on the first day of the Success in Comics seminar in Las Vegas. Cam founded Canwest Editorial Services, one of the first pagination services for newspapers. Cam gave the audience a peak into the some of the layers of production that goes into getting comics from the cartoonist to […]

Posted on: Sep 27, 2009,  Section: Cartoons, Self Syndication, Syndicates, Comments: Comments Off on Success in Comics seminar notes: Cam Millward

Success in Comics seminar notes: Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson, the comic genius behind Andertoons, was the third speaker in the Success in Comics seminar in Las Vegas. Mark majored in music in college and started his professional career in sales but his passion was always in cartooning. Wanting to do it professionally, he set goals for himself to produce more and more […]

Posted on: Sep 26, 2009,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Self Syndication, Comments: 6 Comments

Success in Comics seminar notes: Amy Lago

Amy Lago from the Washington Post Writers Group was the second speaker in the Success in Comics seminar in Las Vegas. She gave a very frank presentation on the advantages and disadvantages of syndicating and self-syndication along with things to think about when submitting to a syndicate. As to things to think about when submitting, […]

Posted on: Sep 26, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Self Syndication, Syndicates, Comments: 6 Comments

Important updated information for Comic Seminar

With two months to go before the Comic Seminar in Las Vegas, there has been some updates to the event that are worth noting. First, due to a new sponsor, the cost of the seminar has been reduced to $350 and that price is for everyone regardless of when they signed up. Secondly, the Monday-Tuesday […]

Posted on: Jul 28, 2009,  Section: Gatherings, Self Syndication, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 6 Comments

The future of syndication: online “stores”

Daryl Cagle, editorial cartoonist for MSNBC and founder of Cagle Cartoons Syndicate has laid out what he believes is the future of syndication. It would seem that the new paradigm is to think of a syndicate like a store. A store in a good location has lots of customers who find the store. A store […]

Posted on: May 19, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Self Syndication, Syndicates, Comments: 33 Comments

Self Syndication seminar adds Daryl Cagle

Another big name will be attending the Self-Syndication seminar hosted by Tundra guys Chad Carpenter and Bill Kellogg. Daryl Cagle will also be on-hand to answer questions and talk to individuals about the market. Daryl runs one of the biggest cartoon websites at cagle.com and started his own syndicate service in 2001 distributing over 50 […]

Posted on: Mar 18, 2009,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Gatherings, Self Syndication, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 2 Comments

Self-syndication seminar registration now open

The Tundra guys (Bill Kellogg and Chad Carpenter) have opened up registration for their self-syndication seminar that is scheduled for this September. The two 2-day seminar on how to self market and leverage the internet to make a greater income with comics is set for September 26-27 and 28-29 and will feature Bill and Chad, […]

Posted on: Mar 13, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Gatherings, Self Syndication, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 7 Comments

The Weekly Weaklies?

Several of the better-known weekly cartoonists have been sounding the alarms over alternate weekly newspapers dropping their features in order to adjust for the recession.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2009,  Section: Alternative comics, Newspaper industry, Self Syndication, Comments: 33 Comments